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2010-03-06 11:05:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched nonstop service from Des Moines International Airport to Orlando International Airport. To celebrate the inaugural flight, the airline hosted an event at the airport with a host of local leaders. "By expanding our network to Des Moines, residents in the Hawkeye state now have a choice when planning their winter getaways to Orlando," said Loral Blinde,...

2009-08-31 09:24:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Smashburger, a fast-casual restaurant concept, will kick off its Iowa debut with Des Moines' Rock Your City Band Competition. Details on how to enter can be found below. The winning band will play a one-hour set at the new Smashburger store at noon on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. Iowa's first Smashburger location will open at 1821 22nd St. (corner of 22nd and University) in West Des Moines on Sept. 16, 2009. Des Moines' Rock Your City Band...

2009-08-25 13:54:38

Two American and English women who were pen pals as children but lost touch as they grew up have finally met in person 41 years after their letters stopped. Dorothy Forshaw of England said she made plans to travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to meet childhood pen pal Linda Biegger after her 14-year-old nephew tracked her old letter-writing companion to her most recent address in Iowa, KCCI-TV, Des Moines, reported Tuesday. When I got that letter, my heart kind of skipped a beat because I thought...

2009-07-16 15:56:34

The Iowa State Fair is allowing residents to vote online on whether a butter sculpture of the late Michael Jackson will be displayed at the August event. Fair organizers had originally announced the sculpture of Jackson would appear alongside the traditional life-size butter cow, a staple of the fair since 1911. But after objections from some residents the organizers said they are leaving the decision up to online voters at iowastatefair.org, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday. We are not...

2009-06-18 07:30:00

Thormeier continues Centerplate's 35-year history with the Kansas City Chiefs STAMFORD, Conn., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the foodservice partner to North America's premier convention centers and sports stadiums, announced today the promotion of Bob Thormeier to general manager of Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium. Continuing the venue's 35-year history with Centerplate, Thormeier returns to Kansas City after serving as concessions manager at Kansas City's Truman Sports Complex in...

2009-06-12 12:38:40

An artist in Des Moines, Iowa, who makes sculptures with chainsaws says he is enraged over the theft of eight of his dangerous tools. Chainsaw artist Ken Tynan said he discovered last weekend that eight of his most powerful chainsaws were stolen from his shop, leaving him with angry emotions akin to the comic book character the Incredible Hulk, the Des Moines (Iowa) Register said Friday. I can't carve today. We're losing thousands of dollars, Tynan told the Register in a recent interview....

2009-05-23 14:15:12

At least one resident of Norwalk, Iowa, says a new ordinance that allows residents to keep chickens in residential areas is ill-advised. Norwalk resident Bev Frideres said she is completely against the ordinance passed by the Norwalk City Council Thursday, saying chickens are not advisable residents for an urban area, the Des Moines (Iowa) Register said Saturday. I'm baffled that we're even considering chickens within city limits, Frideres said. We're an urban area, not agricultural. We're...

2009-04-08 06:30:00

MOLINE, Ill., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Deere & Company said today that 160 employees of the John Deere Des Moines Works will be placed on indefinite layoff later this month due to reduced market demand for the factory's products. Deere said the layoffs affect production workers with the least seniority and that employees were told of the plans in meetings today at the factory. The layoffs are effective April 27th. The John Deere Des Moines Works manufactures tillage, planting,...

2009-03-24 13:05:13

A pair of Domino's Pizza managers in Des Moines, Iowa, said they followed an alleged robber and recovered most of the money he took from the store. Store manager Steve Huebner and district manager Mark Forder said they decided to follow the suspect, identified by police as David Edward Williams, 55, despite the fact that he had told an employee that he had a gun, the Des Moines Register reported Tuesday. The managers said the robber had taken $2 from the pocket of an employee and $115 from a...

2009-02-02 08:45:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Technologies, a Des Moines-based full-service information technology solutions firm, announced today several key business initiatives and milestones that were successfully accomplished in 2008, including revenue growth of 31% year over year. The company has already begun to reap the rewards of the previous year's successes by recently being named a finalist in two categories of the Prometheus Awards, Iowa's most prestigious technology...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.